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Guardian Columnists
Sunday
Anand Ramlogan updated 06/08/06

The public outrage over the death of Shazard Mohammed is a powerful testimony to the sincerity of his life as an honest, hardworking fisherman...

Dana Seetahal updated 06/08/06

Last October, at a ceremony for the general admissions of attorneys held at the Hall of Justice, the Chief Justice (CJ) referred to the “falling standards” of the legal profession...

Denzil Mohammed updated 06/08/06

A lecturer once said in tutorial that what a university needs for its principal is a manager, not an academic. After all, a university is a massive, evolving organism, great in size and human capital...

Dr Hamid Ghany updated 06/08/06

The decision by President George Maxwell Richards to appoint Justice of Appeal Roger Hamel-Smith to perform the functions of Chief Justice has created an interesting constitutional situation...

Ira Mathur updated 06/08/06

Turn on ten ovens in a tiny room. Put them all on broil for three hours. Open them all. Stand there. Breathe. That’s New York today...

Lennox Grant updated 06/08/06

“Partisan recall,” the headline on a commentary last week by Andy Johnson, switched on in my head a bright idea that, in Trinidad and Tobago, all recall is liable to be thought partisan...

Martin George updated 06/01/06

I was dreaming very recently, dreaming of Emancipation...

Overand Padmore updated 06/08/06

The intervention of Basdeo Panday has stalled the attempt of UNC’s ruling cabal to remove Winston Dookeran from being political leader...

Peter Quentrall-Thomas updated 06/08/06

I’m hearing a whisper that no fewer than seven police officers have been assigned to acting Chief Justice Roger Hamel-Smith...

Simon Lee updated 06/08/06

I’d never been to Mooseland; I’m not really a lumberjacking, ice-hockey playing, minus 40 degrees kind of mensch...

Monday

Debbie Jacob updated 07/08/06

I’m always writing columns about what people should be reading, so I thought I’d do something different and write about books that people say should not be read. We take freedom for granted...

Fr Henry Charles updated 07/08/06

It was a little more than three years ago, on March 20, 2003, that President Bush ordered the coalition to launch “an attack of opportunity” against specified targets in Iraq. Today, it seems less and less likely that history will regard that moment of decision kindly. The invasion turned Iraq into a fertile operational base for terrorism...

Prakash Persad updated 31/07/06

The west believes that time is linear. In the East and in particular Hinduism, the concept that time is cyclical is well established...

Tuesday

Dr David E Bratt updated 01/08/06

Not enough people know but today is the start of Breastfeeding Week. It’s become necessary to have a Breastfeeding Week because of...

Pastor Clive Dottin updated 01/08/06

History is saturated with stories of individuals who failed to conquer tragedy, disappointment and poverty. But history also provides accounts of individuals who have conquered tragedy, disappointment and poverty...

Wednesday

Clevon Raphael updated 02/08/06

Amidst all the troubling issues affecting our beloved country it was so refreshing and reassuring to have been part of a function which showed one of the more positive acts of life in the society...

Ravi Ji updated 02/08/06

Festival of India is the only Indian trade group to bring a cultural show of such magnificence to T&T...

Tony Fraser updated 26/07/06

The fundamental mistake made by Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his Government in attempting to find a resolution to the first set of allegations made against Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma was to agree to mediation behind closed doors. After eating up valuable time, 19 months of obviously futile back and forth, mediation has been abandoned and the matter is now before the High Court...

Thursday

Greater Caribbean This Week updated 03/08/06

The world has been bombarded by news on the war between Israel and Hezbollah. If we recall correctly, this confrontation began as a lesson to the groups that kidnapped an Israeli soldier and used him as a hostage to negotiate the release of the Palestinian political prisoners being held by Israel...

Leela Ramdeen updated 03/08/06

What do we mean by “freedom” in T&T and what are the means needed to make it effective in our lives? Once again Emancipation Day celebrations have come and gone and the nation prepares for Independence Day celebrations. Yet if you listen very carefully, you will hear the cries of those who are still enslaved in T&T...

Sat Maharaj updated 03/08/06

It is to the advantage of every citizen of T&T that our highest court is the Privy Council based at Downing Street in London. Five English Law Lords beyond the grasp of any T&T politician...

Friday
Dion Jeffers updated 04/08/06

The story of the slave trade of the Americas is all too familiar to its Caribbean descendants. The torturous middle passage— which saw the most inhumane treatment being meted out to human beings—is just a sample of the oppression Africans experienced...

Gillian Lucky, MP updated 28/07/06

The accusations continue to fly and no one is being spared. It appears that as long as you differ with the views of the members of the Executive or expose their impropriety, you are subject to attack...

Peter Ray Blood's Pulse Column updated 04/08/06

Despite bucket-a-drop rain on Monday night, thousands turned up at Hasely Crawford Stadium to enjoy A Night of African Royalty, with performances by South African high priestess of song Miriam Makeba and our very own divas Ella Andall and Singing Sandra...

Wesley George upadted 28/07/06

The refusal of Satnarine Sharma to resign as Chief Justice has only had the effect of positioning both himself and the nation in an lose-lose situation...

Saturday

Attillah Springer updated 05/08/06

It disturbs me that it’s taken me so long and it’s been so difficult to write this column. And I wonder why the first thing I felt was a how about this and since this latest decline of the situation in the Middle East I’ve wanted to say something but have not been sure of what to say. Wanting to express solidarity with someone but not really knowing who...

Gail Alexander updated 29/07/06

In the role of host for Tuesday’s awards ceremony for former Soca Warriors coach Leo Beenhakker, it appeared that President George Maxwell Richards was completely focused on toasting the Dutchman and his work with the national team...

Lisa Allen-Agostini updated 05/08/06

I is not no language expert. I go tell you flat. I can’t even do English grammar properly. So it kind of funny that right now I in this position where I have to come and talk about language, and tell people why it is I decide to write a column every week in Trinidadian creole...

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